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Ballymacdermot Cairn

Bernish Road, Newry, Northern Ireland
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Brilliant for us history adicts

I love all things historic and megalithic. This is well worth a visit. Atmospheric to say the very... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Cate M
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Ireland
Stunning views at Ballymacdermot Cairn

I was very lucky to view this cairn both in the day time and night time (super full moon)! It is... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
StrawberryGoldilocks
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Very good54%
  • Average5%
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“burial site” (2 reviews)
“pyramids” (2 reviews)
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Bernish Road, Newry, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

I love all things historic and megalithic. This is well worth a visit. Atmospheric to say the very least

Thank Cate M
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I was very lucky to view this cairn both in the day time and night time (super full moon)! It is located up high on a remote road (heading from Newry to Slieve Gullion). It is definitely worth a view and is a fascinating 'recent'...More

Thank StrawberryGoldilocks
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This 6,000 year old monument lies on the southern slopes of Ballymacdrmot Mountain close to Newry. It’s an extremely well preserved New Stone-Age burial site with three chambers. Situated within the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this site offers excellent views of...More

1  Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Fantastic example of a court tomb, little tricky to find but well worth the drive. Good information on the plaque at the site. There are many more prehistoric sites in the area but they take some looking for, don't trust GPS, you'll end up in...More

Thank Bonny H
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This site is very close to Newry. Predates the pyramids by 2000 years. Recently discovered when a tank fell through the roof (1944). Not a great deal to see but loads of atomsphere.

Thank Derry B
Reviewed 7 May 2016

I don't know much about the history of the ancient ruins here but on a good day the views are stunning a drive around this area you will find ancient churches and graves, a forest park and camlough lake a really beautiful part of Ireland.

1  Thank Kieran K
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a nice place to drive too and look about. It is also very quiet at times which is great. The formation of the stones is impressive

Thank Centre p
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Excellent ancient burial tomb views around are beautiful it's just a pity some people keep dumping beds, washing machines, and trash around on a regular basis and as usual Newry and Mourne council don't do anything about it. We should try harder to make the...More

Thank oliverb3266
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We saw a sign for the Ballymacdermot Cairn, and having some time on our journey north to the Antrim coast, we decided to follow it and see where it led us, as we had learned during our short time in country that the brown signs...More

1  Thank dunadan
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Ballymacdermot Cairn is a well preserved burial chamber outside the small village of Cloughogue. The views of the mourne mountains, slieve foy, ravensdale makes it worth the trip!! It is easy to get to and well signposted. Limited parking, but it is such a remote...More

Thank Marmie2014
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